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University at Albany Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 820 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

America East

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Northeast Conference

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $121,433)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $75,479)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - Yes -
Basketball 14 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 16 Yes -
Football 93 - - -
Golf - 6 - -
Lacrosse 42 23 Yes -
Soccer 29 23 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Tennis - 7 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 45 46 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 54 50 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 18 16 Yes -
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.5%
Hispanic 6.8%
Non-resident alien 5.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 14.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 58.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 28
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 36

Notable Alumni

  • Christian Penny, founder of Medieval Times, Inc.
  • Gregory Maguire, author of "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West"
  • Harvey Milk, gay rights activist, assassinated in 1978
  • Michael Nolin, motion picture studio executive
  • Norman E. Snyder, co-founder of SoBe
  • Randye Kaye, voiceover artist
  • Steve Guttenberg, actor ("Three Men and a Baby")
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Adrienne from Elmsford, NY
  • 5
  • living in a dorm is an amazing experience! you get to meet so many new people and it's a great way to learn about interaction with others. the people in…

  • Feb-07-2012 Read More
  • Amy from, NY
  • 3
  • i live on the towers on indian quad. the rooms are bigger than the ones on low rise. however, there is no common room. there is a classroom though, on…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Amy from Scotia, NY
  • 3
  • it depends on where you live because some of the rooms are nicer than others. in terms of the people, they are all pretty social and nice. there…

  • Feb-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Cintya from New Rochellle, NY
  • Sep-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is okay, lacks salt but you can always add it. It offers a healthy option for lunch and dinner. Dont go get your meals too late because some things might not longer be available

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  • 4
  • Christopher
  • Jan-04-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are pretty decent and i do not feel like im eating canned/frozen food (pretty sure they aren't serving us that either). The dining halls switch up the menu every day and there are plenty of options. There is plenty of seats and tables and varieties of food you can eat at any quad. There is also campus center, where you can go buy food (large variety as well) using either a credit card, cash, or your munch money. Munch money can be added to your account whenever you want and can be used to purchase food from any restaurant on campus, any vending machine, and the Guy Fieri Food Truck. The local bus system can bring you to Crossgates mall, downtown Albany, Uptown Albany, and Stuyvesant Plaza to go and get food.

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  • 3
  • Jane Doe
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Although the dining halls have a variety of food available, not all is that appetizing to eat. Sometimes however, special chefs come and cook; other times they have a special night for a certain country. So yes, they do mix it up. The desert section does help make you gain those pounds. If you can resist, good for you. My friends and I couldn't, and still can't. Each quad has their specialty So if you're tired of one type of food, if you're up for a walk, you can get yourself something different. Together with the campus center food options, one can easily get through a year.

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  • 4
  • Jaquille from Brooklyn, NY
  • Jun-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is very good and is nearly perfect during lunch in the Dining Halls. The food by the vendors in the campus center are excellent as well. The various restaurants to order from have very good deals for students and have good food.

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  • 3
  • Jennifer from Wurtsboro, NY
  • May-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining hall food needs improvement. The dishes are always dirty and it shouldn't take 5 tries to get a clean plate.

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  • 3
  • Kevin from Elmont, NY
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The university at Albany has a wide variety of food because the dining hall services is buffet style. You have choices for what you want to eat and also in the campus center there are many other places to get food like subs, pizza, and sandwiches.

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  • 4
  • Sabrina from Buffalo, NY
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are multiple varieties of foods offered at each meal throughout the days here. Healthier options are available, encouraged even. The dining halls also offer many fun nights that make eating a little more exciting, such as a themed dinner (like Chinese food night) or having a chocolate fountain available for desserts. The Campus Center here also provides a change from the normal dining hall life. In the Campus Center there can be find an assortment of fast-food restaurant style options for meals, ranging from a salad bar to a burrito place, and including an Auntie Anne's pretzels.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katarzyna from Valatie, NY
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many established Greek life programs on campus. For every group, ethnicity, and community. They are always around campus so it is not difficult to find the right one for you if you'd like to become part of one.

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  • 0
  • Ariel from Huntington, NY
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Starting to get pretty large on campus, most parties are thrown by the fraternities and sororities so if you're a serious partier then you might want to join one and just breech the future benefits along with it!

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  • 0
  • Kassandra from Boston, MA
  • Jul-05-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular with the Latino community. Although there are sororities and fraternities of many different kinds, the more culturally ethnic communities definitely stand out.

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  • 0
  • Tal
  • Jun-25-2013 I am a current student here

    UA has social and professional sororities and fraternities which is great if you're looking for co-ed greek life or a truly hazing-free frat. You can join one of each so there's a lot of room for exploration.

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